October-2016

Who’s Voting?

As southeast Michigan heads to the polls for the most terrifying presidential election ever, we try to figure out what color our region is and why it matters.

Who’s Afraid of New Era Detroit?

Detroit’s most radical young black activists are on the verge of a revolution, and aren’t letting anyone – even police – stop them.

Renaissance before Revival

Detroit's black artists, young and old, face gentrification, white gaze, a lack of municipal support and dwindling opportunities for the next generation. This is their time to fight back.

Reflections of a Revolutionary

One year after her passing, the legacy of Grace Lee Boggs continues to influence Detroit – and the world.

The Great Outdoors

Get out and explore the Huron-Clinton Metroparks

The Prettiest Pumpkins

This 10 year old spreads halloween cheer to those in need

DETROIT PROPER: Black Brews in a Whitewashed Industry

Highlighting the people, places and events of Black Detroit

Meet Ralph Taylor

As owner of Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions, Taylor brings his Trinidadian-inspired designs to events across Detroit and the country.

Getting Your Senior Student Ready for Competition

“I saw a gap in holistic college planning from start to finish.”

Kim Trent, President of the Enough SAID African American 490 Challenge

Aiming to address Detroit’s lingering rape kit problem, the African American 490 Challenge organizes black women to support the resolution.

SEEN Photo Gallery: InAccord

This program celebrated 10 years of supporting young metro Detroit music students at Fellowship Chapel in Detroit on Sept 9.

Is there a Holiday Inn Express coming to Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood? No.

There are no plans for the hotel chain to build on a vacant lot on the city's west side.

DIA buys nearby midecentury building; site’s future unknown

Leveling the building for a parking lot is one option the museum is considering.

Tyler Perry visits Royal Oak to screen newest Madea movie

The horror comedy, Tyler Perry’s BOO! A Madea Halloween, hits theaters October 21

Award-winning local film to screen in Royal Oak

“Swing Low” explores themes of slavery and revenge.

Detroit Flower Week addresses lack of diversity in the floral industry

Two black floral professionals to speak on a diversity panel.

Tika Sumpter will play a younger, hotter Ken Cockrel Jr. on screen

The actress stars in a series about a Detroit city council president who becomes mayor after a sex scandal.

Four Michigan beers to try this fall

Crack open one of these fall malts made in the mitten

DC’s Cyborg is the perfect comic-book metaphor for a New Detroit

The rebooted comic-book series follows the man, the machine and the Motor City.

Women of Color STEM Conference returns to Detroit this week

DTE's VP of gas operations will receive a career achievement award at the conference.

Tommy Ford, co-star of Detroit-set ‘Martin,’ dies at 52

The actor was part of a 1990s post-Cosby black sitcom boom whose influence continues to linger over today's pop culture.

Metro Detroit women can get free breast cancer screenings this week

UAW-Ford and Northland Radiology are teaming up to offer mammograms at no cost.

The Motown Museum is getting a $50 million expansion

New state-of-the-art entertainment options will be built around the original Hitsville U.S.A. studio.

Elite Mr. Alan’s opening new store on Six Mile and Grand River

The chain of shoe stores is planning to open seven new locations in the coming years.